McPherson Park Parking

As part of the makeover of the facilities in McPherson park, asphalt in the parking area was replaced with gravel held in place by a grid. This allows water to enter the soil instead of immediately running off into the creek. Every little bit helps to prevent stormwater issues later.

Photo by Mike Nice

McClaren Medical Shelter

Photo by Mike Nice

The historic McClaren Medical Shelter is located in the West End on Wardlaw Street.

Dr. E. E. McClaren, an African American physician founded this private hospital in this location in 1949 because he was denied practice at Greenville General Hospital (white). The hospital had nine beds and served Greenville’s African American community. 1

Although eligible for the National Register of Historic places, it is not yet protected. The area is under study by developers for modern uses, and there is ongoing discussion about how to preserve it in place or move it or make it a museum.